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USDA Chickens and Eggs


23 October 2013

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Chickens and Eggs

August Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 8.04 billion during August 2013, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.95 billion table eggs, and 1.08 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.00 billion were broiler-type and 80 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during August 2013 averaged 346 million, up 3 percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,322 eggs, down slightly from August 2012.

All layers in the United States on September 1, 2013 totaled 347 million, up 3 percent from last year. The 347 million layers consisted of 292 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.8 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.18 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2013, averaged 75.2 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from September 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 12 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during August 2013 totaled 35.8 million, down 12 percent from August 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 36.1 million on September 1, 2013, down slightly from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 343 thousand during August 2013, up 2 percent from August 2012.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 2 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2013 totaled 774 million, up 2 percent from August 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 625 million on September 1, 2013, up 5 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.49 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2013, up 2 percent from August 2012.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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